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CMS selects hospitals for rural health demonstration

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 04, 2016

The CMS has announced rural hospitals that will participate in a new demonstration known as the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. Hospitals involved in the demonstration will receive additional Medicare reimbursement for new services that make getting healthcare more convenient.

CMS finalizes controversial hospital overpayment cut

CMS finalizes controversial hospital overpayment cut

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 02, 2016

The CMS has finalized a controversial 1.5% cut to acute-care hospital reimbursement. The reduction is meant to recoup a total of $11 billion in overpayments tied to incorrect coding.

CMS selects markets for new primary-care payment initiative

CMS selects markets for new primary-care payment initiative

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 01, 2016

The CMS has revealed where it plans to launch the forthcoming Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative. There had been concern the model wasn't going to move forward because of lack of payer interest.

Bundled-payment expansion brings providers more risk—and opportunity

Bundled-payment expansion brings providers more risk—and opportunity

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  July 30, 2016

The CMS announced a proposal last week to put three new episodes of care under mandatory experiments with bundled payments, potentially compelling hundreds of additional hospitals into becoming financially accountable for what happens to Medicare patients long after they leave the hospital.

Slavitt: 'We'll go as fast as the evidence allows us to go'

Slavitt: 'We'll go as fast as the evidence allows us to go'

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

In recent months, the CMS issued draft rules intended to bring transformational change to the way Medicare pays physicians and rolled out a slew of experiments with payment and delivery reforms. Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt discusses these moves in a Q&A with Modern Healthcare.

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